Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Venturing Youth Protection On-Line

The National Council now offers Venturing Youth Protection Training on-line at the BSA Online Learning Center ( This is different from the Youth Protection Training for Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteers.

As a Venturing Advisor, you are an important figure in the lives of your crew members. They are likely to turn to you for advice and guidance, or to tell you about problems they face in their lives. They may come to you about their problems before they talk to their parents about them.

The on-line training will be recognized by the local council and will be marked on the training record. The course takes about 30 minutes and includes audio, video, and interactive presentations. The local council should be identified to take the course.

Venturing Advisors and Sea Scout Skippers should also recognize that is is important to view the Venturing Youth Protection video "Personal Safety Awareness" in addition with their Crew. A four page handout on Venturing Youth Protection guidelines is available below.

Venturing Youth Protection Materials

  • Youth Protection Guidelines for Venturing Leaders  video. BSA Supply No. AV-03V014
  • Youth Protection: Personal Safety Awareness" - Video for 14 to 20 year-old coed crews and ships. Scenarios are presented, local discussion allowed, and then Reality Check segments are presented to clarify the information regarding issues of acquaintance rape, internet safety, stalking, and sexual harassment. BSA Supply No. AC-09V027
  • Personal Safety Awareness video handout available in English and Español